The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance is currently accepting bids for the following four consultant positions for the PA Stop Opiate Abuse Campaign, www.pastop.org Project Director Media/Marketing Company Project Evaluator Research Company Bids are due by 12:00 p.m. on October 28th, 2019.
If you didn’t have a chance to watch the press conference with Governor Wolf and Lt. Governor Fetterman you can do so here (approximately 26 minutes): Here is the full 89 page report from the listening tour: Read More
State College, PA (September 25, 2019) – The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA), a private non-profit whose mission is to support prevention professionals in eliminating substance abuse and risk-related behaviors, is against the legalization of recreational marijuana in PA. CPA’s founding principles are on prevention of substance misuse/abuse. It is clear that children and adolescents, those […]
“The disaster declaration and its provisions remain a strong force in battling the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “Through the Opioid Command Center and its dedicated 17 state agencies collaborating on education, prevention, rescue and recovery, we have been able to make progress that resulted in a deduction in overdose deaths in 2018. […]
Medical cannabis has been touted as a solution to the US opioid overdose crisis since Bachhuber et al. [M. A. Bachhuber, B. Saloner, C. O. Cunningham, C. L. Barry, JAMA Intern. Med. 174, 1668–1673] found that from 1999 to 2010 states with medical cannabis laws experienced slower increases in opioid analgesic overdose mortality. That research […]
Teens who have been hospitalized for a suicide attempt or suicidal ideation are at heightened risk of dying by suicide. A 2007 study, for instance, followed nearly 5,000 young people, from 15 to 24 years old, who sought care at a single hospital for “deliberate self-harm” over a 20-year period. Nearly 3 percent of […]
A paper written nearly five years ago launched hopes that medical marijuana could help fight the opioid epidemic. If more people used the less addictive and less harmful pot instead of opioids, the thinking went, deaths might abate.But a new paper, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, throws cold water […]